Installing and Configuring OneDrive (Windows/MacOS)
OneDrive is a service/app that allows you to sync files on your computer or smartphone with Microsoft Cloud (like iCloud and GoogleDocs), providing backup, version history and easy collaboration through file-sharing. The OneDrive app is included when you install the Microsoft Office apps on your computer, but must be configured separately before use.
For instructions on installing Office, click here.
- After installing Office, launch the OneDrive App
- Enter your email address and click “Sign In” to begin setup
- Enter your email address and password and click “Sign In”
- Click “Next” through all setup screens. You can click “Later” when prompted to install the mobile app.
- When you see this screen, configuration is complete
- Click “Open OneDrive Folder” to see the local folder that OneDrive will immediately start syncing with your Microsoft cloud
OneDrive Folder on a Mac:
And in Windows:
All files stored in the OneDrive folder on your computer are constantly kept in sync your OneDrive store in the Cloud whenever you are connected to the Internet. To save space on your computer, OneDrive uses a feature known as Files On Demand, which by default stores the actual files in the cloud, leaving a “placeholder” on your computer representing the file stored in the Cloud. These placeholders are indicated by a Cloud icon in the OneDrive folder. Simply open one of these cloud files, and it is downloaded to your computer, ready to use.
Click the links below to learn more about Files on Demand: